Beatify Definition

beatified, beatifies, beatifying
beatified, beatifies, beatifying
To proclaim (a deceased person) to be one of the blessed and thus worthy of public religious veneration in a particular region or religious congregation.
American Heritage
To make blissfully happy.
Webster's New World
To exalt; glorify.
American Heritage
To declare (a deceased person), by public statement, to be in heaven and entitled to some public veneration.
Webster's New World

To make blissful.


Origin of Beatify

  • French beatifier from Late Latin beātificāre Latin beātus happy beatific Latin -ficāre -fy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French béatifier, from Medieval Latin beātifico (“I bless”)

    From Wiktionary

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